For The Marketing & Techie Illiterate

A Simple Way To Get Started Online That Worked For Me.

For those that don’t know me, I am Brad Webb, Co-Founder of State-Of-The-Art-Sites. Many of you probably know me from our popular first launch, State-Of-The-Art-Mailer which currently has over 32,000 members. My business partners and I are also at the top of many affiliate programs under the user name – stateoftheartsites.

As a branded marketer and website owner, I am contacted often by those just starting out in internet marketing. Since many of the questions are of the same nature and my responses are based on my own experience, I thought I would put together a website on what worked for me. So here we go….

About five years ago, I started dabbling online jumping in and out of affiliate programs here and there. In 2008, after a series of unfortunate events, I found myself depending on my online efforts to create a full-time income.

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Out of that necessity, I created a “marketing blueprint” for myself to follow which would take me where I needed to go. My techie know-how was virtually nonexistent so my methods were built for those without a clue which happened to be me at the time.

My story isn’t dissimilar to other turnaround stories, but unlike most, there was no “secret formula” or “black hat” method I discovered that would make me instantly rich while others failed. The methods I describe below require work, time, and patience.

I know that isn’t a popular thing to say so if you are turned off by it, read no further and continue your search for that “secret method the gurus won’t share with you.” I can tell you from personal experience that it doesn’t exist. Any program or person claiming success can be done quickly with minimal effort on your part is just trying to get your money like this guy to the left. phpxPxBYtAM

This is not a guide to get rich in 30 days. It’s a guide to get you started and at the end of 30 days, you’ll start to experience the fruits of your labor. I’ve been at it for 3 years now using this model and I now make a full-time living online. You can too!

The “Four Golden Rules” When Getting Started Online:

1. Build Your Traffic Resources FIRST Then Find A Primary Business.

2. When It Comes To Traffic Systems, “Money Saves Time And Time Saves Money.”

3. Find A Primary Business And Stick To It.

4. Connect With Those That Can Do What You Cannot.

Rule#1: Traffic Resources FIRST – All too often, we come online and get intrigued by those instant money programs that require little to no effort on your part. We’ve all fallen victim to those programs and most of us will waste some or a lot of money chasing them.

There’s a dirty little secret many of these site owners know and it’s this… “You are NOT GOING TO SUCCEED if you cannot drive traffic to what it is they offer.” They know it so well that many will use the “no recruiting necessary” sales pitch to get you to buy into their program knowing you’re going to fail.

That’s where Rule#1 comes into play. Before you consider joining any primary program, you have got to build up your traffic resources first. That may seem obvious to most but you would be surprised how many people skip this step because of the pull of instant riches.

Even if you followed this necessary first step, it can be a challenge to know what to join and what to avoid. I have spent years sifting through, and spending money on, good and bad traffic programs. Here’s a FULL LIST of what I retained and use on a daily basis. I will be adding reviews on most of these programs so be sure to subscribe to my updates on the top right corner of this page. Do that now before you read on…. {BACK? READ ON NOW}…… Those reviews will also include the “Top 3″ things I like most about each program at the top of each review page for convenience.

Whether you join them here or not, it’s important to build traffic programs first. The beauty for those just starting out is that most traffic generation websites will offer commissions for your referrals…. even if you are a FREE member. It’s a way to build your traffic resources and make some money at the same time.

Success Tip: Never stop building your traffic resources. There is no such thing as too much traffic. Even after you evolve to higher levels, you never stop doing this. There are plenty of online millionaires that continue to promote on daily basis… follow their lead.

Rule# 2: Money Saves Time And Time Saves Money – If you are like me when I first started, you don’t have the money you think you need to get started building traffic programs….. and that’s where you would be wrong.

You see, many traffic generating websites owners want one of two things from you and they are both important. 1) Your money, which will immediately get you traffic without much of an effort on your part… OR… 2) Your time, which is what it will take for you to gain traffic without paying for it.

Most traffic generating websites operate by generating…. well traffic. This traffic mostly  comes from those being rewarded (through credits or other incentives) by visiting websites promoted by other members. The more you view as a free member, they more people you can reach with your own offers.

Now you might be thinking at this point, “why would I want to promote to a bunch of broke people like me?”

That’s understandable and I thought the same thing myself early on. However, as I mentioned earlier, there are a lot of people that will skip the traffic generation step and want to go into a business opportunity right away. People also find a way to come up with money if they want something bad enough or see the value in having it. I can also tell you from my own experience, I still view and join many programs I see being promoted by others using these sites…. even as a paid member.

Don’t assume people are not having success promoting in this way. If that was the case, these programs wouldn’t last for long. Ask anybody that has been around for any amount of time online and they will tell you these traffic generating programs are critical to their online marketing efforts.

Success Tip: Promote ONLY traffic generating systems on other traffic generating systems and use the commissions to upgrade on them one at a time. This tip will eventually remove the work of being a FREE member and allow you to expand and evolve your online efforts.

Traffic Trap Warning: It is important to follow that success tip above. There are many people online that spend years promoting traffic systems and don’t expand beyond that realm. It’s an easy trap to get stuck in if you don’t work yourself out of it by upgrading on some of these programs. Your online success depends on evolving to bigger and better things which I speak of below.

Rule#3: Find A Primary Business And Stick To It – Now that we’ve built up your traffic generating resources, you are ready to incorporate a primary business as a part of your online marketing effort.

When will you know you’re ready for this step?

There really is no general rule of thumb. I had reached a level where I was able to recruit a good portion of people into my traffic programs and I was ready to test that out on a primary business. I would say if you are showing up on leader boards, it might be time to move to this step.

How do know which primary business to join?

Whatever ignites your passion the most! As you can see from my “marketing blueprint,” evolution and growth are very important factors in my overall plan. To me, learning more advanced methods of marketing from Stone Evan’s, PlugInProfits just made sense. If it makes sense to you as well, consider joining this program as it can evolve your game to a whole new level at a very reasonable cost. Stone has a very large following and knows his stuff. He has also been around for years so you know he won’t just disappear on you.

GVOHostThenProfits is one of the few products that have stood the test of time. There are certain tools you are going to need to be successful in your online business and GVO offers them at a bundled price you can’t get anywhere else online. You can also make some nice residual commissions that could eventually pay for those necessary tools so it becomes self-funded.

I don’t recommend joining too many primary programs right out of the gate. However, as your efficiencies improve and you are able to automate a good portion of your advertising arsenal, feel to join as many as you can keep up with.

Rule#4: Connect With Those That Can Do What You Cannot – Obviously, following this “marketing blueprint” with a heavy focus on generating traffic had a slight impact on me. I spent hours studying and watching the owners of these websites and how they operated. It intrigued me so much that I finally decided to give a try myself.

My first website was a Text Ad Exchange that pulled in about 1,800 members. To be perfectly honest, I was completely thrilled when I had my very first member. Hey, the way I saw it was I built something that least one person was interested in…. lol

Anyway, to say it was a trial by fire experience would be an understatement. I spent hours trying to figure out all the nuances of how things worked in a script, as well as, a server.

What I eventually learned is that I have a pretty good understanding how the engineering/design of traffic websites should work but I was not so good when it came to building them. Flash forward a few months later and I had connected with partners that knew the “techie” part of the business while my engineering and marketing background served them as well.

The point is this… everybody has a skill somebody else needs. As you go through this journey online, you are going to run across people that are strong where you lack. Stay connected with them and when you’ve evolved to a level you’re comfortable with, join forces with them and build something together. That’s how State-Of-The-Art-Mailer became what it is today.

In Summary: “The money is in the list” is something you are going to hear a lot online. This is absolutely correct but when you are first starting out, it can be a bit overwhelming to generate a following when you are still trying to find your around. Regardless, I tried this approach because some successful marketers said this was the way to succeed. After several failed attempts, I decided to create my own system which I’m sharing with you today.

Is it the right path for you?brad webb

That depends on your current knowledge level and what skills you already possess. For me, this approach has helped me evolve my techie and marketing skills online. I’ve also met some pretty amazing people along the way that probably wouldn’t have given me the time of day if I would have gone down another path.

Whether you choose to follow this path or create your own like I did, it’s important that you continue to evolve and grow. There is no difference between what you do online versus offline. As your skills, network contacts, and overall abilities improve, so will your income and the value of what you can offer to others.

It is widely accepted that bad habits can be broken in just under 30 days. I believe the same holds true for forming good habits in the same amount of time. The “Four Golden Rules” listed above do work but they also require you follow some good working habits.

Planning, Action And Consistency Always Wins The Game.

To Your Success!

Brad Webb
Co-Founder
State-Of-The-Art-Sites

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10 Responses to For The Marketing & Techie Illiterate

  1. Alexandr says:

    Do movement in the right direction!!! azon888

  2. Jewell says:

    Hi, Brad! Thank you for explaining the Traffic Trap Warning. I’ve been one of those people. I wanted to advertise my products and opportunity, not promote the traffic exchange. I didn’t understand why I should promote the traffic exchange. Thanks for explaining the benefits, and your system.

  3. Hari baskar says:

    Hi Brad,

    I use State of the Art mailer for quite sometime and reffered few people
    It is a good one, I suggest you to add good banners for state of art mailer

    regards
    Hari baskar

  4. Clyde says:

    I would like to make a income too. Let’s show everyone how to Brad!

  5. Mike Brooke says:

    I got to know Jaye Pause when I first joined SOTAM and he was patient with my non-techie ways. They he become a big Frog and so I lost touch. But Brad has been good too. I am at the point where I have to get leads or die, and here I am. I don’t have much $$ either, so here it goes.

    Mike

  6. Brad, this is awesome stuff. I love the steps you laid out for people to follow, and it’s easy and makes a lot of sense. I’m going to include a link in my program so that my members can read this.

    Nick

  7. Brad Webb says:

    Nick,

    Glad you like it. So many are lost in our industry because people are being pulled in so many directions. That was me early on and I made a decision to create my own blueprint and follow it no matter how good the next shiny object looked. I hope this helps others to make a plan and stay focused as well. Thanks for adding it to your area… much appreciated.

  8. Thank You for this Brad, i’m known online as FROMiVC, and i’ve just started a community online to build a sales team online via #teamBanani. I have never paid for traffic online, which explains why it takes so much longer for me to gain results like others out there. I have been Affiliate Marketing for well over 5 yrs now and believe that it’s important to put in the work Yourself and be rewarded later, however long that takes. Thank You again Brad, and just like Nick Grimshawe says, i too will be including a link to my site for my visitors.

  9. Brad Webb says:

    Glad to help Alban and thanks for the add… much appreciated.

  10. Angela Bradford says:

    Much appreciated Brad
    I now have gained much more clarity and a more consise
    sense of direction when it comes to the online marketing world.
    God Bless-
    Angela Bradford

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